This Week in Accordion: IPA Festival

What’s on the accordion calendar this week?

  • International Polka Association Festival (Thu-Sun in Independence, OH)
    The 39th annual International Polka Association (IPA) Polka Festival brings together polka fans and bands from across the nation. Forget Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, Jr.; come see Henry “Hank” Guzevich and Dennis Polisky inducted into the Highlights Polka Music Hall of Fame on Saturday.
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers (Fri-Sat in Austin, TX)
    Hot on the heels of the release of their new CD, Live: a la Blue Moon, the Lost Bayou Ramblers head over to Texas for a pair of shows this week.
  • Fritz’s Polka Band (Saturday in Saratoga Springs, NY)
    For over 10 years, German liqueur maker J√ɬ§germeister has been sponsoring hard rockers like Slayer and GWAR. But did you know they also sponsor a polka band? Fritz’s Polka Band, from Verona, NY, proudly carry the banner for the second most sought after sponsorship in polka (after Mrs. T’s Pierogies, of course).

Know of a squeezebox gathering in your area? Tell us about it!

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